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  1. New Mexico center Alex Kirk to enter 2014 NBA Draft

    Apr 11, 2014, 2:59 PM EST

    Alex Kirk

    After averaging 13.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game, Alex Kirk has decided to enter the NBA Draft.

  2. Cameron Bairstow, a Mountain West Player of the Year snub?

    Mar 10, 2014, 10:47 PM EST

    Cameron Bairstow

    Cameron Bairstow spent his offseason toiling in international competition, and return to New Mexico with a chip on his shoulder. After a season spent toying with the other Mountain West frontcourts, Bairstow’s efforts might not get the necessary recognition.

  3. No. 21 New Mexico falls victim to unexpected defensive wrinkle

    Mar 9, 2014, 12:56 AM EST

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    New Mexico led by 16 with 12:05 remaining. And then their inability to adjust to San Diego State’s 1-3-1 zone cost them the Mountain West title.

  4. Improved offensive execution keeps No. 25 New Mexico tied atop Mountain West

    Mar 2, 2014, 9:15 PM EST

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    Fifteen days ago No. 25 New Mexico blew out Nevada in Albuquerque, shooting 55.2% from the field and assisting on 27 of their 32 made field goals in the 90-72 victory. And considering just how well Craig Neal’s team played for much of that game, it can be argued that the final margin was a…

  5. New Mexico makes statement in win over No. 6 San Diego State

    Feb 23, 2014, 12:44 AM EST

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    In a season that has seen the Mountain West as a whole not perform as well as in recent years, No. 6 San Diego State emerged as the best team in the conference. With a resume that includes a win at Kansas, the Aztecs looked to be the class of the conference entering their game…

  6. Report: Alex Kirk’s injury is to lower leg, officially day-to-day

    Jan 27, 2014, 12:50 PM EST

    Kirk Williams Bairstow Thomas Greenwood

    The big news coming out of Fort Collins on Saturday wasn’t that New Mexico went into Moby Arena and knocked off Colorado State, it’s that they did so without Alex Kirk on the court. Kirk sat out with an undisclosed injury and was officially listed as day-to-day. The Lobos never went back to New Mexico…

  7. New Year’s Resolutions: New Mexico Lobos

    Dec 31, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

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    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  8. New Mexico loses to No. 13 Kansas as Big Three’s supporting cast struggle

    Dec 14, 2013, 9:23 PM EST

    Kirk Williams Bairstow Thomas Greenwood

    No. 13 Kansas got 21 points and nine boards from Perry Ellis to lead four players in double figures as the Jayhawks upended a good New Mexico team in Kansas City, 80-63. There were a number of good signs for Bill Self’s team on Saturday. Naadir Tharpe played really well, especially down the stretch of…

  9. College Hoops Week in Review: Who was the best Marcus?

    Nov 25, 2013, 12:49 PM EST

    Marcus Paige, Chris Jones

    Co-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: The two Marcuses Marcus Smart played his way to the top of our Player of the Year Power Rankings after he put together one of the most dominating two-way performances that we’ve seen this season. Smart went for 39 points and four assists along with five steals and two blocks, leading…

  10. No. 19 New Mexico escapes but will need to be better defending dribble penetration against UMass (VIDEO)

    Nov 21, 2013, 6:41 PM EST

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    Entering this weekend’s Charleston Classic as the lone ranked team in the event, the New Mexico Lobos are the team many expect to leave with the trophy on Sunday evening. But the Lobos ran into trouble in the form of the UAB Blazers, whose ability to attack the basket off the dribble in the second…

  11. New Mexico is hoping a change in leadership yields a change in postseason success

    Oct 30, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. In 2012-13, the New Mexico Lobos put together one of the best seasons in the history of the program, winning 29 games and earning both the Mountain West regular season and tournament…

  12. 2013-2014 Season Preview: The Top 20 Big Men

    Oct 24, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    Creighton Bluejays Doug McDermott drives on the Cincinnati Bearcats Justin Jackson during the second half of their second round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews…

  13. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 22 New Mexico Lobos

    Oct 3, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Kendall Williams

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…